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Covid-19 PCR Testing

Please read the following information before proceeding with the reservation.

※If you are applying for a group / corporation, please contact us by phone.
TEL. 03-6380-8031
Monday – Friday 8:30~17:15 / Saturday 8:30~12:30 (2nd and 4th Saturdays currently closed)

About Covid-19 PCR Testing

According to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare’s Headquarters for Promotion of Countermeasures against Coronavirus Infections, the usefulness of PCR tests using saliva in diagnosing Covid-19 infections is equivalent to that of conventional nasopharyngeal swabs when used within 9 days of the onset of symptoms. We are using the saliva PCR test as we were able to confirm a high concordance rate with this test for use in asymptomatic patients. In our clinic and laboratory, PCR testing is carried out by the patient’s own expense and national health insurance is not accepted.

Applying for a reservation

  • Please read the instructions on this page before proceeding to the reservation application form.
  • Please fill in the application, confirm the entered information, and submit. (At this point the reservation has not yet been confirmed.)
  • We will then contact you by phone or e-mail, and confirm your reservation date and time.
  • Please note the precautions regarding testing that will be sent to you via e-mail.

Who may be tested

Those who do not currently have symptoms of infection such as cold symptoms, fever of 37.5°C or higher, taste or odor abnormalities, cough, shortness of breath, or general malaise within the past 14 days.

Precautions

  • Please refrain from eating, drinking, brushing teeth, mouth wash, or smoking 30 minutes prior to testing.
  • Please arrive on time for your appointment.
    Due to infection control measures, we strictly adhere to reservation times.
  • If you require a travel certificate, please bring your passport.
  • Testing procedures

    1. Please ring the bell at the clinic entrance in the elevator hall on the 9th floor.
    2. You will have your temperature checked, be seen by a doctor, and asked to fill out the questionnaire and consent form. Your passport will be inspected if a travel certificate is needed.
    3. Approximately 1-2 ml of saliva will be collected.
    4. We will confirm, label and package the specimen.
    5. Testing will be conducted at an external laboratory.
    • Equipment: 7500 Fast Real-Time PCR System (Applied Biosystems)
    • Reagents: MEBRIGHT SARS-CoV-2 Kit (Institute of Medical Biology/MBL)

    Reporting of test results

    Testing dates and times Reporting of test results
    Monday to Thursday 08:30~10:30 From 16:00 to 17:00 on the same day
    11:00~16:30 After 15:00 on the following business day
    Friday 08:30~10:30 From 16:00 to17:00 on the same day
    11:00~16:30 After 15:00 on the following business day
    • Test results will be sent to you by e-mail or by post or given to you at the clinic.
    • In the event of a positive test result, we will immediately contact you by phone.
    • We do not perform PCR testing on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.
    • Please note that the reporting time may vary depending on various circumstances.

    Certificate of inspection

    If you wish to receive a negative certificate for travel (in English) or a certificate for purposes other than travel (in Japanese or English), we will issue one copy for 5,500 yen (tax included). This is in addition to the PCR testing fee. Please apply for this in advance. The certificate will be given to you at the clinic.

    Fees

    (tax included)

    Covid-19 PCR test 16,500 yen
    Negative Travel certificate (in English)
    Certificate for purposes other than travel (in Japanese or English)
    5,500 yen per copy

    ※This test is carried out at your own expense, and is not covered by insurance.
    ※The doctor’s fee is included in the above examination fee.
    ※Please note that prices are subject to change.

    Other

    • We maintain confidentiality and not inform anyone other than the person of the test results.
    • If the test result is positive, we will contact you immediately by phone. We are also required to promptly notify the Chiyoda Ward Public Health Center.
    • As the test result only reflects the result at the time of testing, it is necessary to continue taking precautions and infection prevention measures regardless of the results.

    Please read if you intend to travel abroad.

    • Please remember to bring your passport, as we will need this information for your certificate.
    • A negative certificate will be given to you at the clinic.
    • Our negative certificates include the following information:
      Name Inspection result approval date
      Date of birth Name, address, and tel of the inspection laboratory
      Gender Measuring equipment
      Passport number Measuring reagents
      Nationality Inspection result
      Date and time of sample collection Our clinic’s name, address, tel, fax
      Specimen type Certificate issue date
      Inspection method Name and signature of the doctor in charge
      Inspection date

      If you need to add anything other than the above, please fill out the comments column of the reservation application form and contact us.

    • Negative test certificates have different requirements in different countries and regions. Please check for the latest information with the Embassy or Ministry of Foreign Affairs in advance.
    • Entry conditions may be subject to change depending on the country. Each country’s decision to refuse entry or restrict behavior upon arrival takes precedence, and the certificate obtained from this test does not guarantee that rules will be exempted. In the unlikely event that this certificate is not accepted, we will not take any responsibility.
    • If you need a medical certificate in English to demonstrate the state of your general health, please consult us separately from the PCR test.